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Sri Lanka president heads to Singapore after fleeing Colombo - source

A man sweeps the stairs inside the President's house after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man sweeps the stairs inside the President's house after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on his way to Singapore on Thursday and was expected to stay there for the time being, a Sri Lankan government source told Reuters, after the president fled to the Maldives from his home country.

(Reporting by Waruna Karunatilake, writing by Krishna N. Das; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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